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“So good i go back almost every Sunday.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Early Bird

The Early Bird
Ranked #27 of 88 Restaurants in Northville
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Northville, Michigan
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92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“So good i go back almost every Sunday.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

Great small town breakfast joint. Food is great. Very nice staff. On Sunday's prepare to wait for a table. A line out the door is not uncommon, but it moves pretty quick. I love this little place.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Zdemsky
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Novi
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Breakfast of Champions”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Another holdover from Northvilles past, the name has changed from the old Dandy Gander, but the people and the food seem to be the same. You want a good ol' down to earth Michigan Man American Breakfast.... they have you covered.

Visited January 2012
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1 Thank Jason D
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Northville, Michigan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2012

Food is excellent. They know how to cook eggs -- no brown on the omelettes. Staff is very friendly -- been there a long time. Good feeling of comraderie. SUGGESTION: Staff should have nametags so we know who they are.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Chuck G
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Back and better”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2012

Excellent food, potato pancakes are great. Thick cuts of ham to go with your eggs. Overall great breakfast joint.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Michigan4ever
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Northville, Michigan
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Spot for Breakfast or Lunch in Northville”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2011

Northville Charm and a fabulous new menu choices. Weekend specials. This used to be the Dandy Gander but old owner bought it back and is making a nice place out of it. Updated new decor an menu bring some fancy dishes and skillet breakfasts along with regular fare. Classy granite countertops in the booths and lots of roosters. Big improvement. Nice wait staff. Great Potato Pancakes, and fresh fruit. We've been there three times and not been disappointed. Breakfast and lunch only.... no dinner. Big choice for breakfast. It has a bit of the old diner feel, but upscale Northville selection and service. Won't break the bank to dine here. Nice fresh and clean!

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank luckyduck910
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